Raheem Mostert was told more often than not that he wasn’t good enough, his road to Super Bowl LIV filled with more challenges than avoiding bull sharks.
They were out again Friday night, this time at a sports bar along Old Street in Central London, with the Raiders and Bears set to clash on Sunday.
The Raiders easily could challenge to be included among the most memorable clips of the HBO show “Hard Knocks” with a roster that includes Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito and Vontaze Burfict.
The Raiders believe lessons have been learned and would have former wide receiver Darren Waller slotted as their No. 1 tight end should the season begin today.
If anger among Raiders fans about the relocation to Southern Nevada was a central theme at last year’s training camp, such a sentiment has now seemed to move toward more of an acceptance.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick can talk for hours about the influence his father had on what is the pre-eminent coaching resume in NFL history, having grown up around those practices and meetings at Navy.
Brady will try on Sunday to win a sixth Super Bowl title with the Patriots, a feat that assuredly places the quarterback among the greatest sport champions in American history.
We might be looking at the most efficiently run Super Bowl week in recent memory, and perhaps all memories.
The Vikings aren’t playing in their stadium this week, just another loop in the postseason belt of despair that has included four Super Bowl losses.
While early indications are this could prove the most hospitable of Super Bowls, the Patriots-Eagles clash began with the tamest of opening acts.